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" writes from personal knowledge, and makes haste to gratify the public curiosity, there is danger lest his interest, his fear, his gratitude, or his tenderness, overpower his fidelity, and tempt him to conceal if not to invent. "
Blackwood's Magazine - Page 683
1927
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]., Volume 3

1750 - 228 pages
...the public curiofity, there is danger left his intereft, his fear, his gratitude, or his tendernefs, overpower his fidelity, and tempt him to conceal, if not to invent. There are many who think it an adl of piety to hide the faults or failings of their friends, even when...
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The Rambler. ...

Samuel Johnson - 1763 - 292 pages
...the publick curiofity, there is danger left his intereft, his fear, his gratitude, or his tendernefs, overpower his fidelity, and tempt him to conceal, if not to invent. There are many who think it an ar. of piety to hide the faults or failings of their friends, even...
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Harrison's British Classicks, Volume 1

1785 - 596 pages
...the publick curiofity, there is danger left his intereft, his fear, his gratitude, or his tendernefs, overpower his fidelity, and tempt him to conceal, if not to invent. There are many who think it an an of piety to hide the faults or failings of their friends, even when...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1792 - 638 pages
...the publick curiofity, there is danger left his intereft, his fear, his gratitude, or his tendernefs, overpower his fidelity, and tempt him to conceal, if not to invent. There are many who think it an act of piety to hide the faults or failings of their friends, even when...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799 - 640 pages
...but, I hope, not an indiscreet one; he has great enthusiasm and some fire.' H. More's Memoirs, i. 403. interest, his fear, his gratitude, or his tenderness...fidelity, and tempt him to conceal, if not to invent. There are many who think it an act of piety to hide the faults or failings of their friends, even when...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799 - 648 pages
...but, I hope, not an indiscreet one; he has great enthusiasm and some fire.' H. More's Memoirs, i. 403. interest, his fear, his gratitude, or his tenderness...overpower his fidelity, and tempt him to conceal, if^not to invent There are many who think it an act of piety to hide the faults or failings of their...
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The British Essayists: The Rambler

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1802 - 318 pages
...sense of both. If the biographer writes from personal knowledge, and makes haste to gratify the publick curiosity, there is danger lest his interest, his...fidelity, and tempt him to conceal, if not to invent. There are many who think it an act of piety to hide the faults or failings of their friends, even when...
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Select British Classics, Volume 6

English literature - 1803 - 290 pages
...D and how scon a succession of copies will lose all resemblance of the original. If the biographer writes from personal knowledge. and makes haste to...public curiosity, there is danger lest his interest, hia fear, his gratitude, or his tenderness, overpower his fidelity, and tempt him to conceal, if not...
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The British Essayists;: Rambler

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808 - 308 pages
...original. If the biographer writes from personal knowledge, and makes haste to gratify the publick curiosity, there is danger lest his interest, his...fidelity, and tempt him to conceal, if not to invent. There are many who think it an act of piety to hide the faultsOr failings of their friends, even when...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...it, and how soon a succession of copies will lose all resemblance of the original. If the biographer writes from personal knowledge, and makes haste to...fidelity, and tempt him to conceal, if not to invent. There are many who think it an act of piety to hide the faults or failings of their friends, even when...
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